66 Facts About Norah Jones


Norah Jones was born on Geethali Norah Jones Shankar; March 30,1979 and is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist.


Norah Jones has won several awards for her music and, as of 2023, had sold more than 50 million records worldwide.


Norah Jones has won nine Grammy Awards and was ranked 60th on Billboard magazine's artists of the 2000s decade chart.


In 2002, Jones launched her solo music career with the release of Come Away with Me, which was a fusion of jazz with country, blues, folk and pop.


Norah Jones made her feature film debut as an actress in My Blueberry Nights, which was released in 2007 and was directed by Wong Kar-Wai.


Norah Jones is the daughter of Indian sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar and concert producer Sue Norah Jones, and is the half-sister of fellow musicians Anoushka Shankar and Shubhendra Shankar.


Norah Jones's music took its first form early on in the local Methodist Church where she regularly sang solos.


At the age of 16, with both parents' consent, she officially changed her name to Norah Jones, removing the Indian elements from her name.


Norah Jones always had an affinity for the music of Bill Evans and Billie Holiday, among other "oldies".


Norah Jones once said, "My mom had this eight-album Billie Holiday set; I picked out one disc that I liked and played that over and over again".


Norah Jones attended Interlochen Center for the Arts during the summers.


Norah Jones attended the University of North Texas, where she majored in jazz piano and sang with the UNT Jazz Singers.


Norah Jones gave a ride to a band playing at the university whose members happened to be friends of Harris.


Norah Jones was on a cross-country road trip with friend and future Little Willies member Richard Julian, and stopped to see the band play.


Norah Jones was a lounge singer before becoming a recording artist.


At the 45th Grammy Awards in 2003, Norah Jones was nominated for eight Grammy Awards and won five: Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Record of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Don't Know Why".


Norah Jones released her third album, Not Too Late, on January 30,2007.


Norah Jones has said some of these songs are much darker than those on her previous albums.


Norah Jones described the sessions as "fun, relaxed and easy" and without a deadline; Blue Note executives reportedly did not know she was recording an album.


Norah Jones earned a platinum certification by the RIAA for sales of 1 million copies of The Fall.


In 2009, Norah Jones performed "Come Away With Me" and "Young Blood" at the end of the Apple Inc.


Norah Jones played the album in its entirety at SXSW 2012.


Norah Jones performed in London at the Roundhouse on September 10,2012, as part of the iTunes Festival which was broadcast on the internet.


Norah Jones toured three cities in India for the first time because her father wanted her to do so.


Norah Jones performed a headlining performance at Summer's Day, music festival produced by Only Much Louder.


Norah Jones said the goal of this record was to do everything live.


Norah Jones made a cameo appearance as herself in the 2002 movie Two Weeks Notice, which starred Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock.


In 2003, The Peter Malick Group and Norah Jones released an album, New York City.


Also in 2003, Norah Jones appeared on Joel Harrison's album of jazz interpretations of country and folk songs, Free Country, as lead vocalist on "I Walk the Line" and "Tennessee Waltz".


Norah Jones formed The Little Willies in 2003, alongside Richard Julian on vocals, Jim Campilongo on guitar, Lee Alexander on bass, and Dan Rieser on drums.


Norah Jones appeared in the 2004 special, Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On.


Norah Jones performed the song "She" and then, together with Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, sang "Love Hurts".


In 2005, Norah Jones appeared on the Foo Fighters' album In Your Honor, performing piano and vocals on the song "Virginia Moon".


Norah Jones worked with Mike Patton in 2006, providing vocals on the track "Sucker" on the Peeping Tom project.


The song attracted attention as it was the first time Norah Jones used profanity in a recording.


In 2007, Norah Jones made her acting debut as the protagonist in a film directed by Wong Kar-wai.


Norah Jones wrote and performed a song, "The Story", for the movie.


In January 2007, Norah Jones recorded a live session at Abbey Road Studios for Live from Abbey Road.


Norah Jones appeared twice on the PBS series Austin City Limits, on November 2,2002, and October 6,2007.


Norah Jones appears in Herbie Hancock's 2007 release River: The Joni Letters, singing the first track, "Court and Spark".


Norah Jones is one of the participants in the so-called "Hank Williams Project" overseen by Bob Dylan, and reportedly including contributions from Willie Nelson, Jack White, Lucinda Williams, and Alan Jackson.


On March 31,2008, Norah Jones commemorated the 20th anniversary of The Living Room with a midnight performance at the intimate Manhattan music venue where the singer got her start.


Norah Jones played a new song entitled "How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart" and explained that it originated from newly found Hank Williams lyrics she was asked to put to music.


Norah Jones was a judge for the 5th annual Independent Music Awards, supporting independent artists' careers.


In 2010, Norah Jones contributed "World of Trouble" to the Enough Project and Downtown Records' Raise Hope for Congo compilation.


Norah Jones recorded a Christmas duet, "Home for the Holidays", with Cyndi Lauper.


Norah Jones finished her live, three-song set by performing Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" in honor of Jobs, because "he liked Bob Dylan".


Norah Jones collaborated with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane on his Grammy-nominated 2011 debut studio album Music Is Better Than Words on the song "Two Sleepy People".


Norah Jones had a cameo appearance in MacFarlane's 2012 feature film Ted.


Norah Jones is featured on Robert Glasper's 2013 album Black Radio 2, singing "Let It Ride".


Norah Jones collaborated with her half-sister, Anoushka Shankar, on Shankar's album Traces of You, released on October 22,2013.


Norah Jones contributed vocals to three songs on the album.


Norah Jones recorded an album with her country music project, an all-female trio called Puss n Boots, which consists of Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper.


In 2014, Jones played with her label-mates including Jason Moran, John Patitucci, Brian Blade and Wayne Shorter in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records in the Concert Hall of John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


Later, Norah Jones joined Mavis Staples for two songs at the Newport Folk Festival to celebrate Staples' 75th birthday.


Norah Jones is featured on Harold Mabern's 2014 album Afro Blue, singing "Fools Rush In" and "Don't Misunderstand".


Three days beforehand, Norah Jones performed "Behind That Locked Door" live on the TBS television show Conan.


On May 6,2015, Norah Jones sang "Don't Know Why" on The Late Show with David Letterman, as she had thirteen years before for her first appearance on the Letterman show.


Norah Jones donated her voice to the end credits song from the film A Dog Named Gucci, on the song "One Voice".


In 2017, Norah Jones recorded a rendition of "Unchained Melody", a song made famous by The Righteous Brothers, for Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album, a soundtrack to Amazon's The Man in the High Castle TV series.


The song and soundtrack were produced by Danger Mouse, with whom Norah Jones worked on her 2012 album, Little Broken Hearts.


The collection is a compilation of singles Norah Jones recorded from 2018 to 2019, and includes collaborations with Jeff Tweedy and Thomas Bartlett.


Norah Jones planned to tour Australia and the US in support of the album, before cancelling shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


In 2020, Norah Jones duetted with US jazz star Kandace Springs on the song "Angel Eyes" from her covers album The Women Who Raised Me.


Norah Jones was in a relationship with bassist Lee Alexander from 2000 to 2007.


Norah Jones has two children with her husband, keyboardist Pete Remm.